Job opening – Interactive Designer

Our friends over at Drake Cooper have an opening for an Interactive Designer. From the job description:

Are you the kind of person that dreams in wire-frames? Do your doodles come in options for HTML or CSS? Have you ever woken up with a brilliant idea for user-system interaction? Us too!! It’s kind of what we are all about. You are the 1 to our 0. Or maybe the other way around—who cares? If you can honestly say that you do—then…well, have we got a deal for you.

We are looking for a talented Interactive Designer to create amazing user experiences. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.

YOU:

  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to markup
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and sitemaps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
  • 2+ years of interactive design experience
  • Demonstrable graphic design skills with a strong portfolio
  • Familiar with creating wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and sitemaps
  • Proficiency in Sketch, Photoshop, Illustrator, or other visual design and wireframing tools
  • Proficiency in HTML and CSS
  • Familiar with CSS preprocessors (preferably Sass)
  • Familiar with JavaScript and jQuery
  • Familiar with PHP and designing/developing in WordPress
  • Excellent visual design skills with sensitivity to user-system interaction
  • Ability to solve problems creatively and effectively
  • Up-to-date with the latest web trends, techniques, and technologies
  • Understanding of Agile/Scrum development process
  • Bachelor’s degree in related subject

Check out the job listing for all the details and how to apply.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper in Boise is looking for the right people to fill a few open positions:

Project Manager for Campaign Production

DESCRIPTION
At Drake Cooper, the Project Manager for Campaign Production role requires an innovative mindset that is always pushing for smarter more engaging and effective solutions in all areas of the modern marketing landscape. You will need to interrogate the brief, scope the project and allocate the necessary resources and budget. Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to build strong and durable relationships with colleagues and clients is essential.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the team through the full production process, from ideation and pre-production, through production and post.
  • Manage the coordination of on-site productions to deliver the product on brief and on budget.
  • Anticipate and troubleshoot production issues.
  • Select and negotiate all outside vendor contracts based on scope/budget/timeline/creative vision of project. Ensure proper paperwork is completed.
  • Develop on-going relationships with clients and vendors, facilitate client requests and help manage client expectations.
  • Collaborate with Brand Manager, creative team and strategists to define project strategy and scope, create budget estimates, write creative briefs, write media briefs, create production estimates, weekly job/budget tracking while ensuring that quality standards are adhered to.
  • Route creative layouts, scripts, copy decks, presentation materials, digital and media files, etc. to appropriate team members for review, proofing, revisions and approval.
  • Manage project accounting for all assigned project including developing a budget, hour tracking, reconciliation, purchase orders, invoicing and client reports.
  • Establish regular cadence of project communication and documentation.

Contract Interactive Designer/Front End Developer

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a talented Interactive Designer to create amazing user experiences. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to markup
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards

Digital Project Manager

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a Digital Producer/Project Manager who will take on the management of key client projects with the goal of delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
  • Measure project performance
  • Report to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

Full details about each of these positions, and how to apply, can be found through the links in their respective titles above.

Job openings at Drake Cooper

It seems the folks over at Drake Cooper are looking for several new people to add to their team. The following jobs are currently listed on their website:

Digital Project Manager

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a Digital Producer/Project Manager who will take on the management of key client projects with the goal of delivering every project on time, within budget and within scope.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
  • Measure project performance
  • Report to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
Interactive Designer

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a talented Interactive Designer to create amazing user experiences. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to markup
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards
Interactive Designer (Contract)

Same general description as above

Interactive Developer

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a Junior WordPress/PHP developer who is dedicated to their craft, writes code that they are proud of, and can hit the ground running. We need this person to write beautiful code in a timely and scalable way that improves the code-base of our products in meaningful ways. This person will be a part of a digital team that is responsible for all aspects of the ongoing development from the initial specification, through developing, testing and deployment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write “clean,” well designed scalable code
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Follow industry best practices
Interactive Developer (Contract)

Same general description as above

Media Buyer

DESCRIPTION
The function of the Media Buyer is to create and execute the most efficient and effective media buys on behalf of Drake Cooper clients and assist in the development of media plans. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Be an expert on radio, print, social, outdoor and out-of-home media; have a solid understanding of media fundamentals and market factors
  • Facilitate RFP process
  • Negotiate rates as needed; ensure that rate, programming and media option information is accurate and up-to-date
  • Maintain positive working relationships with media sales reps.
  • Shepherd media buys from start to finish
    • Ensure accurate execution of any media contracts or agreements
    • Request and enforce receipt of appropriate proof of performance
    • Review all invoices and affidavits to insure accuracy
    • Reconcile discrepant invoices
  • Order media for clients
    • Manage and negotiate makegoods
    • Ensure that all orders go to accounting for payment
    • Negotiate promotions as needed
    • Provide media reports to clients, including recaps and any other client-specific forms
    • Coordinate social ads through appropriate dashboards
  • Evaluate vendor proposals
  • Maintain quarterly rates database
  • Coordinate and traffic creative assets related to radio, print, outdoor and social buys
  • Ensure timely delivery of assets for campaign launch
  • Research client requests as needed
  • Be an expert on research methods and available sources, especially as it relates to specific radio, print, social, outdoor and out-of-home media
  • Ensure that radio, print, social, outdoor and out-of-home media library information is up-to-date
Media Designer

DESCRIPTION
Drake Cooper is looking for a passionate, flexible designer to help us quickly design and implement the graphic components of online and social media campaigns that are highly tailored to the target audience, make adjustments on the fly based on real-time data, advise on appropriate content changes to increase engagement and offer feng shui advice on our desk decorations.

  • Hourly Job
  • Reports to Media Director
  • 15-20 hours per week in the Boise office, could be up to 40 hours depending on workload/season with appropriate notice, ideal for a design student or fresh graduate
  • Design work will be focused on “Active Media” quick-turn digital banner projects, paid social ads and any media-related, non-campaign design needs (infographs, anyone?)
  • The ideal candidate will be, or become, an expert on ad engagement, asking the question “What makes someone more likely to interact with our message?” and take those learnings as well as real-time data from live campaigns and apply it to design

Full details on each position, including how to apply, can be found through their respective links. And should you apply, be sure to tell them you saw it here.

Job Openings at Drake Cooper

Drake Cooper is adding to their team again, this time on the digital side. They have openings for a Junior Developer and Interactive Designer. A little more detail on each:

Junior Developer

We are looking for a Junior WordPress/PHP developer who is dedicated to their craft, writes code that they are proud of, and can hit the ground running. We need this person to write beautiful code in a timely and scalable way that improves the code-base of our products in meaningful ways. This person will be a part of a digital team that is responsible for all aspects of the ongoing development from the initial specification, through developing, testing and deployment.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write “clean,” well designed scalable code
  • Troubleshoot, test and maintain the core product and databases to ensure strong optimization and functionality
  • Contribute in all phases of the development lifecycle
  • Follow industry best practices

Interactive Designer

DESCRIPTION
We are looking for a talented Interactive Designer to create amazing user experiences. The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful design, possess superior user interface design skills and be able to translate high-level requirements into interaction flows and artifacts, and transform them into beautiful, intuitive, and functional designs.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Execute all visual design stages from concept to markup
  • Conceptualize original ideas that bring simplicity and user friendliness to complex design roadblocks
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Establish and promote design guidelines, best practices and standards

Full details and how to apply can be found in the respective job descriptions.